Site Update: February 9, 2012In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes that have been made, including new features and bug fixes. In the "Your Feedback" section, you'll find suggestions and known issues that were brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: February 9, 2012 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fixed a problem where some would be redirected to their Sta.sh when editing an old Journal. - Fixed by $kemayo
When viewing Journals on member profiles and Group profiles, the "More Entries" button sends you to the next entries rather than the ones you just saw. - Fixed by $Nodren
On the Groups Portal
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseStreet PhotographyStreet Photography: The Capture vs. The Pose in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled and prodded into the desired angles,
the facial expression “directed”, it is the photographer who is intending to communicate a message.
In either case, posing or posed, there is undeniably something “false” in the representation.
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead owe their existence to Romero’s original vision.
In 1979, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon craft
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
The Lonely Whale's Cry for LoveThe Lonely Whale's Cry for Love in Art Features More Like This
The Lonely Whale’s Cry for Love
52 Hertz Whale:
Is Anyone Out There?
Each year he makes his migration south from the Aleutian Islands to a breeding area in the Pacific Ocean parallel to Central California, looking for a mate. Unlike other blue and fin whales, his more than 6000 miles a year round-trip swim is a solitary one. He does not travel along with the blues or the fins, because he is neither. He is most probably either a hybrid blue
PORN on DeviantART?Am I the only here offended with cheap porn photos posted on DeviantART? Cause I am actually sick of looking at the latest popular deviations and noticing that there are a lot of perverts and obsessed people about home made nudity and porn. This is actually disgusting.PORN on DeviantART? in Art Features More Like This
In the last couple of months a lot of users have made accounts here just to watch and find these images of women, images that are offending me as an user, viewer or artist. How is it possible that no one notices how horrible they are? As you may already know, there are users here under the age of 16 that can view this photos. Is that normal? Do we need to encourage this? NO. HELL NO! They are disgusting. This is not art. This is NOT an artistic nude.
Can you compare the works of Michael Helms, Perry Gallagher and others, devouted and very talented artists, who deserve our admiration:
Inspirational Artisan Crafts 4The AC round up for this weekish... artisan crafts that I found inspiring while browsing through the galleries, or were suggested to me.Inspirational Artisan Crafts 4 in Art Features More Like This
Check out the monthly Monthly Artisan Craft Theme Challenge, and enter to win 2000 points! This months theme is "FairyTales"
Send me DD suggestions from the Artisan Craft gallery.I may take a day or two to get back to you, so please don't be offended. On a side note please, please, PLEASE, when you send a DD suggestion, send it to one moderator! We get really confused if you send us al the same thing
If you have any Artisan Craft related contests or clubs you would like to promote, (heck, anything Artisan Craft related!) note them to me and I'll post them in my journal and the next News letter. In fact, you can note ether mod about promotion, we love to help with promoting the Artis
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
SOPA RebelsIf you do not know what sopa is , please refer to the Offical debate about it here--> http://hq.deviantart.com/journal/Join-a-SOPA-and-PIPA-debate-280023798?utm_source=deviantart&utm_medium=header&utm_campaignebateSOPA_011712SOPA Rebels in Personal More Like This
I'm really glad the DA has finally find time to open up a debate about it, considering we're the biggest art community online it's a very efficient way to get the word across! I was told that Sopa was brought up in october 2011 and obviously gradually went into a downward spiral from there...I actually recalled something that was kind of strange, back in 2009 or 2010, I remember watching a youtube video talking about 2012 disaster. The people in it stated that they found prove that lead them to believe that 2012 would not be a natural disaster apocalypse but would be an online crises that would end the "-internet-world" as we know it. The video stated that apparently major internet providers are planning to "sell" internet like cable
DA is full of pornI'm checking the photography section of DA to find some examples to show to my students.DA is full of porn in Personal More Like This
And oh my god.
DeviantArt is so full of porn, often misnamed as "Artistic Nude Photography", that it's sad.
I don't want to see girls playing with their tits and vaginas when I'm searching for art.
Sorry, I just had to say it.
Have a good day! Sigh...
deviantART, not deviantPORNI am SO tired of viewing the front page... It is always full of spread vaginas (those are NOT allowed on dA!!!!), fetish porn (those aren't allowed either), penises, screenshots, pixelated and crappy photographs, "motivational posters" (fuck them, they don't belong on dA, this isn't 4chan nor Tumblr UGH), crappy base art, shitty traces/draw-overs, etc, etc.deviantART, not deviantPORN in Personal More Like This
This website is created to showcase ART. It is not for your disgusting pregnancy/vore/god-knows-what fetishes, not for your creepy ass real life fetish photographs and not for your shitty cluster-fuck anatomical abominations. For god's sake. There are other sites for that crap, such as Hentai foundry and so on.
I CAN'T EVEN FOR FUCK'S SAKE VIEW DA AT SCHOOL without seeing actual, fucking porn. The mature filter is for VIOLENCE/GORE, NUDITY (aka boobies, butts and non-exposed vaginas (penises are forbidden unless for anatomy studies)), STRONG LANGUAGE (cursing etc etc), IDEOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE (dA wants to censor gay erotica fo
Traditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArtTraditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArtTraditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArt in Art Features More Like This
A lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.
▲ ANATOMY tutorials
▲ COLOR tutorials